Ministry

PRAYERS KIDS PRAY

Brenda and i have pastored for over thirty years and we have heard some pretty crazy stuff come out of the mouths of people.

We have also heard some amazing stuff come out of the mouths of people but the ones we really love are the prayers kids pray.

Here are some examples.

Dear God: Please send a new baby for Mommy. The new baby you sent last week cries too much. Debbie, 7

Dear God: Who did you make smarter? Boys or girls? My sister and I want to know. Jimmy, 6

Dear God: How many angels are there in heaven? I would like to be the first kid in my class to know the answer. Norma, 8

Dear God: This is my prayer. Could you please give my brother some brains. So far he doesn’t have any. Angela, 8

Dear Lord: Thank you for the nice day today. You even fooled the TV weather man. Hank, 7

Dear God: Please bring me a new brother. The one I got socks me all the time. Agnes, 6

Dear God: Please help me is school. I need help in spelling, adding, history, geography and writing. I don’t need help in anything else. Lois, 9

Dear God: Do you have any helpers in Heaven? I would like to be one of Your helpers in Heaven when I have summer vacation. Natalie, 7

Dear Lord; Tomorrow is my birthday. Could you please put a rainbow in the sky? Susan, 9

Dear God: I need a raise in my allowance. Could you have one of your angels tell my father. Thank you. David, 7

Dear God; I am saying my prayers for me and my brother, Billy, because Billy is six months old and he can’t do anything but sleep and wet his diapers. Diane, 8

Thank God for Kids.

Pastor Steve

“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” –  Matthew 18:3

 

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church family, Ministry

Three Cents And A Dream


In 1910, a baby girl named Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in Albania. As a teenager she felt called to ministry. She did her training in Ireland and India. One day she approached her superiors and said, “I have three pennies and a dream from God to build an orphanage.” Her superiors said, “You can’t build an orphanage with three pennies. With three pennies you can’t do anything.” Agnes smiled and said, “I know. But with God and three pennies I can do anything.” For fifty years, Agnes worked among the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta, India. In 1979, Agnes, known to the rest of the world as Mother Teresa, won the Nobel Peace Prize.


How does such a diminutive woman become one of the most recognizable and most revered women in the world? How does a woman with three pennies end up inspiring people to give billions of dollars to charity?

Never underestimate someone with a God-given dream!

Pastor Steve

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”

“Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.”

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”

“I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn’t touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.

“I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?”

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (Mother Teresa)

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Ministry, Prayer, Travel

ARE YOU A PILGRIM?

Have you ever felt uncomfortable or cramped while traveling with friends on a long trip?

Maybe you had to travel in a van or bus with a bunch of people and you just wanted to “get there” or at least get out and stretch your legs.

On this Thanksgiving morning I wanted to think back about 400 years in history to the Pilgrim’s journey on the Mayflower.

Here are a few “Mayflower Facts”

THE PILGRIMS IN THE MAYFLOWER – 1620
During the voyage, the 102 Mayflower passengers lived primarily on the gun deck.  The length of the deck from stem to stern was about 80 feet, of which about 12 feet at the back belonged to the gun room and was probably off-limits to the passengers.  The width at the widest part was about 24 feet.  Various hatches provided access to the cargo hold below.  The windlass and capstan, both used to haul heavy items by rope between the decks, also took up floor-space, as did the main mast in the middle, and the sprit sail mast in the front.  Many of the families built themselves small little “cabins,” simple wooden dividers nailed together, to provide a small amount of privacy.  102 passengers – 42 of the 102  were pilgrims.
20 crew members
The cargo ship Mayflower was constantly leaking
It took nine and half weeks to get to the new land.

Here is a cross section of what the Pilgrims living quarters looked like.

80 feet long                                                                                       24 feet wide

                                      

Maybe things are tight for you right now. Maybe you feel like life is closing in around you, or you feel stuck.

God can bring you through situations you think you won’t survive, or feel you’ll be stuck in forever. He can make you comfortable in the most uncomfortable places, and give you peace in the midst of trauma. Before your life is over you’ll live, love, and experience loss. Losing some things will actually help you to appreciate the things you still have. It’s the taste of failure that makes success sweet. You’ll live each day not knowing what tomorrow holds, but confident that God has your tomorrows all planned out. They’re not in the hands of your boss or your banker or your mate or anybody else. Nor are they in your own hands to manipulate and control. No, all your tomorrows are in God’s hands.
Just because you don’t recognize the path you’re on doesn’t mean that God’s not leading you. He promises, “I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them” (Isa 42:16 NKJV). So get to know God – you’ll need Him. And He’ll be there for you. He’ll be there when everybody and everything else has failed you. He’ll be there for you in the tight, cramped and dark places.

Your new and fresh future will be worth your temporary troubles.

Keep moving forward toward your destination. Keep the forward progress in your spiritual journey.

I am a  pilgrim.

1 Peter 2:11

Happy Thanksgiving 2011

Steve

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Arizona, church family, Ministry

APACHE KIDS TOYS DRIVE

 

Prescott First Assembly of God is partnering with White River Assembly of God church in collecting toys for their annual Apache Kids Toy Drive. The event takes place on the White Mountain Apache indian Reservation which is currently suffering through a 92% unemployment rate. This toy drive is vital to showing the children of that area that there is a wonderful season called Christmas.

Through us all pulling together, we can make a huge difference in many lives and many families again this year.

The toys collected for the children and teens will be distributed on December 18th, 2011 during the churches annual toy give away program.

Our church will be driving a truck load of toys up the week of December 7 th. – If you would like to donate to the effort you can bring your donations of toys by the church on Sundays between now and then. – Please have the gifts wrapped and mark by age and gender.

You can also mail you gifts to:

White River Assembly of God Church

701 N Chief Ave. or P.O. box 597

White River Arizona 85941

We are really looking forward to partnering with pastor Jeminez and his congregation in blessing and ministering to the people of White River Arizona this Christmas.

If you have any questions post them to this blog.

 

Thank you for joining us this year.

Pastor Steve Lummer

Prescott First  Assembly

 

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Need some TRACTION for your ACTIONS?

Do you ever feel like you are just “spinning your wheels” and not achieving your dreams or you full potential? Do you have habits that you can’t seem to break or goals that you have set only to procrastinate and wish you could be more committed? Maybe you see yourself repeating the same old behaviors and trying to figure out why.

Sometimes we can work very hard and lose our drive, feeling like we just seem to get further and further behind. Do you ever feel like  “The harder you try the behinder you get?”

This Sunday our newest series out of the book of James on How to get some TRACTION in your ACTION, @Prescott First Assembly is speaking to the heart of how to get out of a rut and how to stop spinning your wheels.

James 4:14 tells us that Our life is  like a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

If your efforts seem to vaporize, maybe its time to look to God to Get some traction in your action.
So get unstuck and come to church this Sunday
Sunday morning @ 10:00 AM.

Pastor Steve Lummer

Pastor – Prescott First Assembly

“I waited and waited and waited for God. At last he looked; finally he listened.  He lifted me out of the ditch,
pulled me from deep mud.   He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn’t slip. ” –  Psalm 40:1-3 (the message)

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COMPASSION FOR THE KIDS OF KENYA

This past September two of  our young adults from Prescott First Assembly traveled to Eldoret Kenya. Kate Pressman and Natascha Kling worked and visited Dominion Children’s Home. They returned home with a great report on the Orphanage and shared some of the needs of the children.
One of the needs they report was simply the need for a swing set.

ABOUT DCH
Dominion Children’s Home of Kenya is a home for orphaned girls and boys in Kenya, East Africa.
In February 2007 we were able to purchase several acres of land in Eldoret, Kenya for the purpose of caring for orphaned children. Later that year Dominion Children’s Home opened its doors and has been providing refuge for homeless and orphaned children ever since. In January of 2010 we opened Dominion School of Eldoret with 23 students attending. Our goal is to have several homes to care for forty children and a school that emphasizes academic excellence in a Christ-centered learning environment. This will allow us to care for, to educate, and to empower every child to fully reach their God-ordained destiny.
Dominion Children’s Home of Kenya
is a component of Dominion Family Services, a non-profit organization based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It is also affiliated with the ministries of Dominion Church International in Greer, South Carolina. – (www.DominionInternational.org)

I spoke with Ann Fyall this morning and we have come up with an amazing way to provide fun for the kids as well as some employment for some families in the area.

Instead of buying the parts here in the U.S., we are going to purchase the supplies in Kenya and employee some locals to do the work.

Looking forward to seeing the children of Dominion Children’s Home get out and have some fun.

We will have a special Compassion For Kenya Missions gathering Sunday evening @ 6:00 PM and Lou Pressman will challenge us through God’s Word.

If you would like to help us purchase and ship this gift to DCH, you can help by;

Donating a gift to:

Prescott First Assembly
P.O. box 12858
Prescott Arizona
86304

We will purchase and ship the swing

Steve Lummer

Lead pastor – Prescott First Asssembly

Prescott Arizona

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